Master of Public Policy

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.

Prerequisite: a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.

Required: 40 credits consisting of:
Policy Core:
PPPA 6002Research Methods and Applied Statistics
PPPA 6007Microeconomics for Public Policy I
PPPA 6011Politics and Policy Analysis
PPPA 6013Econometrics for Policy Research I
PPPA 6014Microeconomics for Public Policy II
PPPA 6019MPP Capstone
Tools of Analysis (Two of the following):
PPPA 6005Public Budgeting, Revenue, and Expenditure Analysis
PPPA 6015Benefit-Cost Analysis
PPPA 6016Public and Nonprofit Program Evaluation
PPPA 6020Decision Modeling for Public Policy
PPPA 8022Econometrics for Policy Research II
PPPA 8023Mixed Methods in Research Design
Field of Study:
Students complete a policy field of at least nine credits. Policy fields include public finance, education policy, environmental policy, health policy, national security and foreign policy, international policy development, program and policy evaluation, regulatory policy, social policy, and urban policy. With approval of faculty adviser, students can design a specialized field focused on the student's academic interests and career objectives.

 The Master of Public Policy is available in a dual degree program with the PhD in the field of political science and a joint degree program with the JD in the Law School.